Copyright (c) 2011 Armando Gutierrez

People ask me countless times, What is your secret to getting people in the best shape possible in such a short amount of time. My answer? The secret is that there is "no secret." But if you want some tips to get you the body that you deserve than follow these 7 tips in any order and watch your body drop those unnecessary lbs. like a bad habit!

Tip #1: Cut Your Carbs

Unwanted pounds are the result of too many Carbs and this is not new news. Choose 1 meal per day to go without carbs too try to keep those unwanted lbs. at bay. Breakfast: Breakfast seems to be the time that most people load up on carbs from pancakes, toast, pastries and so on. This is the best meal to skip out on the carbs and load up on the protein. The no-carb trick works best with this meal so stick more to the eggs, lean meats, and indulge in a side of fruit. Lunch: It is easy to go carbless with a salad. So think of veggies as fiber and again stay away from the breads and so on. Salad can be so filling and satisfying that you won't even miss the bread. Dinner: This meal can be the hardest to go carbless never the less you want to try to stick with veggies and lean meats.

Tip #2: Exercise

Make a conscious effort to be active everyday. Whether it is biking, swimming, working out, golfing, climbing stairs, there is no shortage of exercises that you can do inside or outside the home so make it a point to set at least 30 minutes per day to be active. Take the stairs when you can, park across the parking lot for a longer walk to the shopping mall, or go to the library and check out an exercise DVD. Remember that anytime is a good time to exercise.

Tip #3: Cut Out Fast Food...

Eating out less, and make your own meals. Not only can you save money in this way but you save countless calories that store as fat in your body. When you make your own meals you know exactly what is going in to them. Eat whole foods at home and avoid the fast food trap. If you do eat out then ask the waiter or waitress to bring you a to-go box. Take half of your meal and place it safely into the box before you even begin to eat. This gives you no choice but to eat a healthy portion. Ask for the lunch-sized entrée. And don't have to eat everything on your plate.

Tip #4: Don't Eat Late

One of the easiest tips for preventing weight loss is to simply stop eating at least 3 hours before you hit the sack. So skip that late night indulgence and wake up looking great and feeling a tighter mid section.

Tip #5: Eat Health Snacks

The less you pull for unhealthy foods, the less you crave them and the more you reach for healthy foods, the stronger the pull gets for them. Bringing along your own healthy snacks to work and keeping them at home programs your life to pull for you when your weak so don't keep "junk food" around. If it isn't there than you can't eat it. Fresh fruit, nuts, protein bars, veggies and low fat crackers are a good healthy start. By filling up on these healthy snacks between meals you will end up eating less when faced with a less-than-healthy choice.

Tip #6: Check Fried Foods Off The List

While this is always good advice to follow, it is even more important when you are looking to drop weight and feel great. Eating fried foods can not only make you fat but can make you at higher risk for high cholesterol levels, diabetes, high blood pressure and the list goes on. A gram of fat contains 9 calories as compared to the 4 calories that proteins and carbohydrates carry - so you can see that consuming fried foods will drastically increase your caloric intake.

Tip #7: Hire a Personal Trainer or Fitness Expert

This person can give you all of the tools and tips to get in the best shape, in the shortest, amount of time, in a fun and effective way

Start transforming your body inside and out starting today with these 7 Tips!

Author's Bio: 

Armando Gutierrez has helped thousands of people in Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach,and all of the surrounding cities lose literally thousands of pounds since 1995. He has developed a weight loss system using nutrition and exercise to achieve amazing results with his thousands of clients.